"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, December 8, 2011

 
I have not been posting for a while due to the fact that I have been confined to a wheelchair for a couple of weeks.  I have been diagnosed with a sacro fracture and spinal stenosis of the lumbar spine.  It has been pretty difficult to post or paint!'
I was able to finish this painting for my Christmas Card.  It is a painting of the Cafe Verandah in my home town of Jackson Center, Ohio.  The painting is 8" x 10" and it is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.


12 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your back problems, Barb. I so love your art. I hope your variation of spinal stenosis is treatable and that you are not in too much pain.

soso

conservativelybohemian said...

Oh dear, Barb. I too am sorry to hear of your pain and health issues. Your work still shines. This is gorgeous! Hoping and praying that you feel better sooner rather than later.

Donna Pierce-Clark said...

Oh, Barb!
It's just beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

I PEEK ALOT. STILL LOVE ANYTHING YOU DO. LOVE THIS PICTURE. VERY NICE.

GRANNY FROM FLORIDA

Barbra Joan said...

Barb, so sorry to hear about your pain ...I am in the midst of trying to find out what is my problem also. Sciatica? or just getting old.. lol ! please feel better soon... your card is wonderful. Barbra Joan

Barb Sailor said...

Hi Vicki...the doctor is going to make the vertebrae immobile (fuse them?) This should take the pressure off of the spinal cord.
I am so glad to hear you like my work - it always makes me feel good to hear positive comments about it. Thanks a lot!

Barb Sailor said...

Oh Sherry - thank you so much for your comments - you are always so supportive.

Barb Sailor said...

Hey Dear Friend Donna! I am happy that you like this - do you remember having lunch with us there?

Barb Sailor said...

Keep visiting, Granny! I appreciate your comments.

Barb Sailor said...

BJ - good to hear from you. Back pain is not fun - and sciatic pain is terrible. I am sorry you are also suffering. I am praying that surgery (Jan. 17) will help.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

So, so sorry to hear of your back problems Barb. However has it happpened? Your two latest Christmassy paintings are a delight and well done for soldiering on with your painting under difficult circumstances.

Barb Sailor said...

Hi Joan -
I am just now getting around to commenting on my blogs - my back is still giving me a lot of pain - they postponed my surgery because of the blood clots I had in my left lung in Sept. so I guess I put up with the pain, or at least try!